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Guest Interview Penny

Hi what is your name and how old are you? Penny, 30

Tell us a little about yourself, what do you do, why have you started to skateboard and how long have you been skating? I work as a project manager for a civil engineering consultant. Been skating for 5 months

How does it feel to do something as cool as skateboarding?Empowering 

How do your friends and family think about it? About you starting a crazy pastime at this stage of your life?They think it’s great! I get lots of encouragement. I’ve always liked trying new things

 Have you had any injuries since you started? And if so has it deterred you from skateboarding in anyway?Some bruises but mainly just my pride from falling by not paying attention  How has skating changed you as a person?I’m braver

What do you think about skateboarding being in the Olympics now?

It’s great! Sports evolve and change so it’s great to see that reflected  What’s your opinion on the girls skate scene now?It’s so cool I’ve made so many great mates everyone is super encouraging and friendly Where do you see yourself in the skate scene in 10 years time? Hopefully as the coolest 40 year old ever pulling mad tricks !

What advice would you give anyone just starting out, either young or old, to help them keep skating?Set some goals grab some mates and don’t be too hard on yourself when you fall!

Do you think A skate School is a good way of learning? And coaching is needed in skateboarding now?

Yes! I would have no clue what I was doing otherwise.

Any final words you would like everyone to know about how you feel about skateboarding? For something I started on a whim as I like to snowboard it’s the best thing I’ve done in years